internet. their investigation, they say, is not centered around the content of the mara, as they put it, making a bad movie is not a crime. well, help is on the way for the u.s. economy. the federal reserve plans to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds all in an effort to encourage consumer spending, more investment, and create more jobs. nbc's danielle lee reports from washington. >> reporter: u.s. stocks shot up within minutes of bold steps announced by the federal reserve to stimulate a sw growing economy by making it cheaper for businesses to borrow and spend. federal chairman ben bernanke are hoping it will trickle down to the unemployed. >> the economy appears to be on a path of moderate economy, it isn't growing fast enough to reduce the unemployment rate. >> reporter: job seekers were hit by disappointing jobs numbers in august, 96,000.